Breaking a Lease in Boston MA – Know the Laws

2021-07-28T15:39:58-04:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Generally, Massachusetts landlords require tenants to sign a lease before living in their rental homes. Once the two parties sign it, they become contractually bound for a certain period of time, usually a year.  During that time, both parties must abide by all terms of the lease. Your tenant, for example, is contractually bound to [...]

Selling Your Property or Renting it Out: What’s Best for You?

2021-07-10T20:05:52-04:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: How To, Landlords, Property Management Services, Property Owners, Tips|Tags: , , |

If you’re like many people, you’re on the fence about selling your property or renting it out – and while we can’t answer that question for you, we can help you in either situation. Check out this guide to get a nudge in the right direction.  Selling Your Property or Renting it Out: What’s Best [...]

A Guide to the Eviction Process in Boston, Massachusetts

2021-12-07T15:48:40-05:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

When all else has failed, evicting your Massachusetts tenant may be the only solution left for you. Some of the reasons that can lead to that include nonpayment of rent and violation of the lease terms. Only the court can evict a tenant from their rented premises. Even as the landlord, you cannot engage in [...]

Managing Your Own Property? Use These 5 Tips to Stay Organized

2021-06-22T05:30:10-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: How To, Landlords, Property Management Services, Property Owners, Tenant Screening, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’re like many people who are managing their own properties, whether you’re new at it or you’re pretty experienced but feeling a bit overwhelmed, check out these five tips to help you stay organized and on top of maintenance requests, rental payments and more. Managing Your Own Property? Use These 5 Tips to Stay [...]

How to Make Money by Renting Out Your House

2021-06-28T14:30:46-04:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: How To, Tips|Tags: , , , |

If you’re like many people, you own a property you don’t live in – and whether that’s because you wanted to sell and couldn’t, you inherited the property, or you chose to become a landlord, you can benefit from working with a property manager who can help maximize your profits. This guide explains how to [...]

Massachusetts Security Deposit Laws

2021-07-28T15:42:46-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a landlord in Massachusetts, there are many laws you must acquaint yourself with. One of them being the statewide security deposit law.    Requiring tenants to pay a security deposit is important when managing an investment property. It safeguards a landlord against a myriad of potential liabilities, ranging from unpaid rent to excessive property [...]

Move-Out Inspections: A Guide for Landlords

2021-06-28T14:34:19-04:00May 30th, 2021|Categories: How To, Landlords, Property Management Services, Property Owners, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When you own a property that you rent to tenants, it's your job to conduct a move-out inspection (unless you have a Boston property manager; in that case, it's your property manager's job). But if you're like many property owners, you're not quite sure where to begin. This guide explains. Move-Out Inspections: A Guide for [...]

7 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager When You Inherit a Rental Home

2021-06-28T14:31:13-04:00May 16th, 2021|Categories: Property Management Services, Property Owners, Tenant Screening, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

When you inherit a rental home, you may or may not want to keep it – but if you do, it’s probably in your best interest to hire a property manager. Working with a property manager helps ensure that you’re able to leave the day-to-day management headaches to someone else; your involvement is minimal. But [...]

Massachusetts Rental Laws – an Overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws in Boston

2022-02-08T16:46:50-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Boston has an overwhelmingly large population of renters. Out of the 684,379 residents that call the city home, over 60 percent are renters. This is great news for people looking to invest in Boston real estate! As a Boston landlord, you’ll have many responsibilities like abiding by Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. Doing so can help prevent [...]

3 Rent Collection Tips for Landlords

2021-05-12T18:34:10-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: How To, Landlords, Tips|

If you own a property and manage it yourself, collecting rent may be one of your biggest challenges. There are plenty of things you have to consider, including how many tenants you have, how far you’re personally located from your property, and how much you want to interact with your tenants – and there are [...]

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